2023 Texas District Theological Convocation

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2023 Texas District Theological Convocation

Come be inspired by the joy of "Theological Immigrants" who have discovered the comfort and joy of our Lutheran theology.

By Texas District, LCMS

When and where

Date and time

May 8 · 1pm - May 10 · 11:30am CDT


St. Paul Lutheran Church 1301 Hogan Lane Waco, TX 76705

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 1 day 22 hours
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"The Unique Treasure of the Gospel"

In the Texas District, we have been blessed with many “Theological Immigrants” into the LCMS. They are now our fellow pastors, deaconesses, and teachers of the church who have discovered the comfort and joy of our theology. Their joy is an inspiration to those who have been in this tradition for a long time and may struggle at times to fully appreciate the treasure we have been given.

Join us for three incredible days of learning and growth as we dig deep into the Scriptures and Confessions connected to real on-the-ground stories of that treasure that has been discovered by people like our very own:

Rev. Chad Bresson - The Table of Los Fresnos, Los Fresnos;

Rev. Nelson Hernández - Iglesia Cristiana Emanuel and Iglesia Misión, Houston;

Rev. Lincon Guerra - Texas District Mission & Ministry Facilitator, Area A;

Vicar Jamie Gonzalez - Comunidad Cristiana Expansión, Rockwall;

Vicar Sammy Roberts - Grace Divine Lutheran Church, Hurst;

Rev. Trey Sansom - Project 242 Church, Conroe;

Mr. Eric Willis - City Lights Church Planting and Mission Network, Dallas - Ft. Worth; and

Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller - St. Paul Lutheran Church & Jesus Church of the Deaf, Austin

Rediscover the incredible treasure that we have to share with the world around us.


Monday, May 8

11:00 a.m. Registration Opens

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Welcome and Announcements

1:15-1:45 p.m. Opening Devotion

1:45-3:15 p.m. Session I: The Unique Treasure of (our confession of) Original Sin

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m.- 4:50 p.m. Season II: The Unique Treasure of Jesus

4:50 p.m. Announcements and Closing Prayer

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Jasper's BBQ Dinner

6:30 p.m. Divine Service, Pastor Brian Hesse from St. Paul Lutheran Church (guests and congregation members welcome to attend)

Tuesday, May 9

8:10 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Gathering and Announcements

8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Opening Devotions

8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Session III: The Unique Treasure of Justification

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session IV: The Unique Treasure of the Scriptures

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Served

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Session V: The Unique Treasure of Worship

3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Break

3:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m. President’s Time: President Michael Newman

4:00 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Session VI: The Treasure of the Sacrament of Baptism (Promises you can touch)

5:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Closing Devotions

Wednesday, May 10

8:10 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Gathering and Announcements

8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Opening Devotions 

8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Session VII: The Treasure of the Sacrament of Holy Communion (Promises you can touch)

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session VIII: The Unique Treasure of Sanctification

11:15 a.m. Sending Prayer


A limited number of scholarships to attend the Theological Convocation are available on a case-by-case basis. Please email info@txlcms.org if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

Spanish Translation

The convocation can be translated into Spanish for attendees. Please notify us of your preference during your ticket registration.

Food Allergies

We are unable to offer with 100 certainty food allergies/sensitivities can be met. If your sensitivities and allergies are severe we recommend bringing food with you.

Hotel Information

To offer attendees the choice to stay at the hotel they feel most comfortable as well within their price point we have provided a list of hotels within close proximity to St. Paul:

Hampton Inn, Waco

Holiday Inn and Suites, Waco Northwest

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Waco North

Cancellations and Refunds

If for any reason you are unable to attend the conference, you will be issued a refund of the registration fee minus a $10 processing fee. Refunds will not be issued 30 days before the event.

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